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Jose Garcia

(2,708 posts)
Wed Feb 5, 2020, 02:33 PM Feb 2020

Upstate GOP leaders plotting to impact SC Democratic primary by boosting Bernie Sanders

COLUMBIA — A group of prominent Upstate Republicans is preparing to launch a wide-scale effort this week to encourage GOP voters across South Carolina to vote for U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders in the Feb. 29 Democratic primary, The Post and Courier has learned.

The Republican plan to impact the Democratic race, emerging just weeks before the “First in the South” primary, has two goals: Boost the candidate who the Republicans believe presents the weakest general election threat to President Donald Trump and pressure Democrats to support closing state primaries in the future.

South Carolina has open primaries, meaning voters do not have to register by party and can participate in either party’s contest. But some conservative activists have long pushed to change that, arguing it would ensure a more pure party process, and they are hoping this effort will win over Democrats to that cause.

The S.C. GOP executive committee voted last year to forgo its 2020 presidential primary, so the Democratic election will be the only one held Feb. 29.

More: https://www.postandcourier.com/politics/upstate-gop-leaders-plotting-to-meddle-in-sc-democratic-primary/article_f1e7abd2-4788-11ea-aa9f-33a1d262994c.html

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Upstate GOP leaders plotting to impact SC Democratic primary by boosting Bernie Sanders (Original Post) Jose Garcia Feb 2020 OP
Tulsi as a running mate also heard Watchfoxheadexplodes Feb 2020 #1
You shop at IGA? The McLambs are Republicans. nt zackymilly Feb 2020 #3
Well when closet is 18 miles away Watchfoxheadexplodes Feb 2020 #4
They donate a lot of money. Campbell University's stadium is named after them. n/t zackymilly Feb 2020 #5
How dare you! Shopping without ideological purity for convenience is a sin! HarlanPepper Feb 2020 #10
deja vu all over again? Jersey Devil Feb 2020 #2
Yep MoonlitKnight Feb 2020 #7
I thought you were going to say deja vu to when the GOP supported Sanders in 2016 maximusveritas Feb 2020 #9
Republicans have a socialist wing? Laelth Feb 2020 #12
LOL, meant Democrats maximusveritas Feb 2020 #15
as a Biden supporter evertonfc Feb 2020 #6
Perhaps. But some candidates are more likely to lose Jose Garcia Feb 2020 #11
Hear! Hear! n/t Laelth Feb 2020 #14
The "Upstate GOP leaders" are all Bob Jones wackos. LastDemocratInSC Feb 2020 #8
Upstate? Laelth Feb 2020 #13
Kick Yo_Mama_Been_Loggin Feb 2020 #16
 

Watchfoxheadexplodes

(3,496 posts)
1. Tulsi as a running mate also heard
Wed Feb 5, 2020, 02:37 PM
Feb 2020

Lol two maga yokels yucking it up in iga the other day

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zackymilly

(2,375 posts)
3. You shop at IGA? The McLambs are Republicans. nt
Wed Feb 5, 2020, 02:40 PM
Feb 2020
If I were to vote in a presidential
primary today, I would vote for:
Joe Biden
 

Watchfoxheadexplodes

(3,496 posts)
4. Well when closet is 18 miles away
Wed Feb 5, 2020, 02:46 PM
Feb 2020

Sometimes have to hold my nose.

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zackymilly

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5. They donate a lot of money. Campbell University's stadium is named after them. n/t
Wed Feb 5, 2020, 02:53 PM
Feb 2020
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HarlanPepper

(2,042 posts)
10. How dare you! Shopping without ideological purity for convenience is a sin!
Wed Feb 5, 2020, 06:07 PM
Feb 2020
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Jersey Devil

(9,981 posts)
2. deja vu all over again?
Wed Feb 5, 2020, 02:39 PM
Feb 2020

This kind of reminds me how, in 2016, a lot of Dems were rooting for Trump to be the Repub nominee because they thought he was a joke and would be so easy to beat.

Yes, I am a Biden supporter, but I certainly would not write off anyone based on who Republicans prefer to be the Democratic nominee.

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maximusveritas

(2,915 posts)
9. I thought you were going to say deja vu to when the GOP supported Sanders in 2016
Wed Feb 5, 2020, 05:53 PM
Feb 2020

Almost 40% of Sanders voters in the WV primary for example said they would vote for Trump over Sanders.
It's impossible to prove if they are smart to campaign for Sanders, but I think it's different than Democrats hoping for Trump who was tapping into the xenophobic and racist core of the majority of Republicans. Sanders is appealing to the socialist wing of the Democrats
(corrected)
but it is a much smaller percentage of the party so they are right that he would be easier to beat.

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Laelth

(32,017 posts)
12. Republicans have a socialist wing?
Wed Feb 12, 2020, 08:39 PM
Feb 2020


-Laelth
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maximusveritas

(2,915 posts)
15. LOL, meant Democrats
Thu Feb 13, 2020, 01:00 AM
Feb 2020
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evertonfc

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6. as a Biden supporter
Wed Feb 5, 2020, 02:53 PM
Feb 2020

any of our candidates can win. Obama was a long shot initially. Trump was written off up until election night. We GOTV- we win.

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Jose Garcia

(2,708 posts)
11. Perhaps. But some candidates are more likely to lose
Wed Feb 12, 2020, 05:08 PM
Feb 2020
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Laelth

(32,017 posts)
14. Hear! Hear! n/t
Wed Feb 12, 2020, 08:43 PM
Feb 2020

-Laelth

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LastDemocratInSC

(3,711 posts)
8. The "Upstate GOP leaders" are all Bob Jones wackos.
Wed Feb 5, 2020, 03:29 PM
Feb 2020

They are a vicious lot.

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Laelth

(32,017 posts)
13. Upstate?
Wed Feb 12, 2020, 08:42 PM
Feb 2020

Does that mean people who live in Greenville or near Charlotte?



And why aren't Republicans from around the entire state on board with this project?

-Laelth

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